Fuel Retailers Join Chorus Against RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) gathered together three fuel retailers who market higher ethanol blends to talk about why a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) would be detrimental to their businesses. Bruce Vollan of Midway Service in South Dakota, Charlie Good of Good & Quick in Iowa, and Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels in California, …

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Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

As concerns began to grow late last week that the Trump Administration was leaning toward a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to appease oil refinery interests, biofuel interests went into high gear to get the word out about how that action would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A White House meeting was reportedly set for today …

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New Bill Takes Aim at Ethanol and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation to change or repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard usually targets conventional ethanol, but companion bills introduced in Congress this week hit soy biodiesel as well. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act). The legislation is backed by former Rep. Henry Waxman, …

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President Meets With RFS Stakeholders

Cindy Zimmerman

A White House meeting Thursday with representatives from both the biofuels and refinery industries was the latest effort this week to try and find a compromise on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that is acceptable to both sides. Biofuels representatives at the meeting included Todd Becker of Green Plains Renewable Energy; Jeff Broin, POET; Charlie Good, Iowa fuel retailer; Bill …

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Sen. Cruz Rally Disappoints Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held a rally at Philadelphia Energy Solutions with refinery workers from along the East Coast to continue his attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), much to the disappointment of the ethanol industry. “Senator Cruz’s efforts to secure a so-called ‘win-win’ solution to protect refining jobs are entirely misdirected,” said Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

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ACE Elects New Executive Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors recently elected officers and Executive Committee members for 2018. After five years serving as president of the organizatoin, Ron Alverson with Dakota Ethanol in Wentworth, South Dakota, will now serve as Treasurer of the organization this year. Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels in Nebraska accepted the nomination of President of …

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Pruitt Open to Ethanol as Octane Enhancer

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week for an oversight hearing that touched on a variety of issues, including ethanol. Pruitt was questioned by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) about the advanced biofuel pathway for distillers sorghum oil and the comment period that just closed on that January 26, and …

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New ACE Fuel Marketer Video Episode

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has just released the fourth video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com featuring real world experiences flex fuel retailers adding and marketing E15. Charlie Good’s Good & Quick Companies’ station is one example. “I made this decision to add E15 and flex fuels as my way to survive, because there are …

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Real Cost of E15 Revealed in ACE Video

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recently released the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring real world experiences of E15 and flex fuel retailers adding and marketing the fuels. This latest video addresses one of the most common misconceptions about adding higher ethanol blends – that it costs hundreds of …

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ACE to Hold 10th Annual Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will hold its 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in March 21-22, 2018 and registration is now open. “The purpose of our fly-ins is to put a human face on the ethanol industry and to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive Branch decision makers,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “The most effective …

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